Primary Creator
Director Andrew Stanton
Animation Pixar Studios
Screenwriter Andrew Stanton
Duration98 minutes
Name of WorkWall-E
Production Date2008
Production Location

Current Location

General Notes

Incredible realistic animation from Pixar. Complex visuals, though, sometimes too much fast cutting so one can't really see what is going on.


Earth is covered in garbage. Nothing is alive anymore. All humans are gone. The cities are destroyed and covered in garbage. Only one little robot (Wall-E) is still doing things on earth (compacting garbage). But this robot has values and a personality (in a very limited way). Eventually an extraterrestrial "probe" (that is, a "female" probe) arrives, and Wall-E seems smitten. Turns out female is there to find plant life. She finds one, and goes back to origin -- which is a giant ship with filled with incapacitated, obese former humans. This discovery (of the single plant) results in fight to return to earth to repopulate it.


Mankind is a blight on the universe, and only cute robots (as opposed to evil robots) can save the earth from human degradation.

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

The world is garbage, and more garbage and humans have destroyed the earth, because of their wanton consumerism.


dystopia, environmentalism

Discussion: Wall-E

Seeing the movie

This entry in Artgrok uses the trailer to give a flavor of the movie, but FYI, the trailer really doesn't give full exposure to the main theme of the movie. The environmentalism that is central to the theme, and the view that mankind is a blight on the universe comes out well enough in the movie, but in the trailer, only a quick mention is made of the setup -- that Wall-E is on earth in order to try to clean up a devastated uninhabited place due to humans wanton ways. Perhaps a better thing to do would be to find a clip that shows this theme more clearly.